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In the United States today, how and what we eat—with all of its myriad ethnic varieties and endless choices—is firmly entrenched in every part of our culture. The American diet underwent constant evolution throughout the 20th century, starting from the meat-and-potatoes fare of the early-20th century and maturing into a culture that embraced the cuisines of immigrant populations, fast-food chains, health fads, and emerging gourmet tastes. Societal changes moved women out of the kitchen and into...more...

This bumper collection of over 100 delicious recipes is guaranteed to inspire any kid in the kitchen. From fruit smoothies and chicken wraps to cupcakes, encourage your child to cook up delicious snacks, main courses, biscuits, breads, cakes and mouth-watering treats with this bumper collection of recipes. Easy-to-follow, full colour, step-by-step instructions make sure creations turn out exactly as they should and top tips and advice on preparation and cooking will help budding chefs become...more...

Featuring a regional Best Wines chart, a Troubleshooters' guide to potential wine faults, and a Taste Chart to identify flavors in a wine, this definitive, updated, geographically organized encyclopedia of wine identifies wines made in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, North and South America, and the Far East....more...

Healthy Cooking for Secondary Schools (Book 5) is part of a series of five books, providing a practical cooking programme for secondary schools, designed to foster enthusiasm for cooking and give young people the tools they need to choose a healthy lifestyle. For each recipe, there are essential cooking skills, theory and health and safety points, introduced progressively throughout the series. All these skills are a necessary part of cooking and when mastered early, your students gain a...more...

The distinctive beverage of the Western world, bourbon is Kentucky's illustrious gift to the world of spirits. Although the story of American whiskey is recorded in countless lively pages of our nation's history, the place of bourbon in the American cultural record has long awaited detailed and objective presentation. Not a recipe book or a barman's guide, but a fascinating and informative contribution to Americana, The Social History of Bourbon reflects an aspect of our national cultural...more...

In this enticing James Beard Award-nominated follow-up to their first book, Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift, host and producer of The Splendid Table public radio show, celebrate Saturday and Sunday—those two days of the week when the pressure is off, time becomes your ally, and you get to slow down and dig into cooking in a different way. In The Splendid Table's How to Eat Weekends, Lynne and Sally take you on escapades for a deeply pleasurable experience. They want you to head to...more...

In this extraordinary new book, Emeril Lagasse continues his lifelong commitment to using fresh, local ingredients in his restaurants and home kitchen. He has spent the past thirty years building close relationships with farmers, fishermen, and ranchers. Farm to Fork is his guide to help you explore the great local bounty through fifteen flavorful chapters—sweet summer in "The Three Sisters: Corn, Beans, and Squash," juicy "Berries, Figs, and Melons," sublime naturally raised meats in "Out on...more...


A one-of-a-kind cookbook showcasing modern and authentic clay pot cooking from the premier expert on Mediterranean cuisines Paula Wolfert is legendary for her expertise on and explorations of Mediterranean cooking. Now, Wolfert shares her inimitable passion for detail and insatiable curiosity about cultural traditions and innovations, with Mediterranean Clay Pot Cooking. Here, the self-confessed clay pot "junkie"-having collected in her travels ceramic pots of all sorts: cazuelas, tagines,...more...

WHEN YOU KNOW A RATIO, IT’S NOT LIKE KNOWING A SINGLE RECIPE, IT’S INSTANTLY KNOWING A THOUSAND. In Ratio, Michael Ruhlman, recognized as one of the great translators of the chef’s craft for both home cooks and culinary professionals, shows how cooking with ratios will unchain you from recipes and set you free. Ratio is the truth of cooking: basic preparations that teach us how the fundamental ingredients of the kitchen—water, flour, butter and oils, milk and cream, and eggs—work. Detailing...more...

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